Dred Scott and the Dangers of a Political Court (Hardcover)

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Dred Scott exemplies neither originalism nor aspirationalism gone wrong, as many modern critics now argue. Rather, the Dred Scott Court erred chiefly because the majority gave in to the still-relevant temptation to subordinate honest legal reasoning to the pursuit of what the majority regarded as a noble and crucial political agenda-in this case, to protect slavery and the political power of the slave-holding South, and thereby preserve the Union.

About the Author

Ethan Greenberg is an Acting New York State Supreme Court Justice and an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780739137581
ISBN-10: 0739137581
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: December 1st, 2009
Pages: 340
Language: English